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VOL, XVH. NO. 199.
WATERBURY, CONN. WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1904,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIA IN BAD BOX
WHAT BALFOUR SAYS
''Staling of Knight Commander is Breach of Interna
tional Law St. Petersburg Press Comments on
the Turn the War Has TaKen Formal Notice or
Protest About SinUing of the Knight Commander
Not Yet Received.
London, July 27. That the British
government regards the sinking of the
sttamer Knight Commander as a
breach of international law "was con
firmed by Premier Balfour in the house
cf commons this afternoon. Answer
ing questions regarding the destruction
of the Knight Commander and the
seizure of the Malacca and other ves
sels, the premier said he hoped to be
"in a position to make a brief statement
regarding the Malacca to-morrow. As
to the sinking of the Knight Comman
der, he "regretted that information
which reached me this morning con.
firmed this regrettable occurrence."
Mr Balfour added: "There is no ques
tion of loss of life, but I am afraid
there Is a question of a breach of in
RUSSIAN PRESS SILENT.
St Petersburg, July 27. The Rus
sian press has been significantly si
lent for two days past regarding com
plications over the acts of the Red
sea cruisers. Not a single word of
comment is in this morning's news
papers concerning the sinking of the
British steamer Knight Commander,
and there is no doubt that the govern
ment has requested the papers to re
frain from printing their views on
the affair. The government depre
cates the provocative attitude of the
British press and probably does not
desire that the Russian papers shall
add fuel to the flames.
An imperial ukase has been issued
placing seven merchantmen' purchas
ed abroad during the last few months
on the navy list, four of them as sec
ond class cruisers. These four have
been rechristened Don, Ural, Terek
and Kouban. The other three have
been renamed Irtysh, Anadyr and Ar
gun and are listed among the trans -.ports.
The former identity of these
vessels is not revealed. There is rea
son to believe that the cruisers will
be sent at once to the Red sea to re
place the volunteer fleet steamers, the
war status of which is in dispute.
. The lack of press comment is note
worthy. Even while the British are
calling for the most energetic action
against Russia some of the Russiau
papers calmly continue to dwell upon
the advantages of a Rusao-British un
derstanding. The Russian government has not
received through the American em
bassy here any representations on the
subject of the sinking of the Knight
Commander or the capture of the
Arabia or other vessels having
American goods on board. Great
Britain also has not yet made a for
mal protest, but there is reason to be
lieve that the general right of war
ships to sink neutral vessels claimed
to have contraband on board is being
discussed here and in Loudon and the
seriousness of, such acts win be em
phasized in the presentation of the
specific case of the Knight Command
er. It may be that there will be con
siders ble delay on account of the lack
of information upon which to make
issue, as both the British crew and
passengers of the Knight Command
er, it :s asserted here, are held as
wituesfes on board the vessels form
ing . the Vladivostok squadron.
to-day confirming the occupation of Ta
tchikiao by the Japanese on July 25,
and adding that a Japanese division
had moved on Haicheng.
Buez, July 27. The Peninsular and
Oriental Steamship Co's steamer For
mosa, which was captured in the Red
sea by the volunteer fleet steamer
Smolensk, and which arrived here yes
terday flying the Russian naval flag
and with a prize crew on board, has
been released. The Hamburg-American
line steamer Holsatia, which ar
rived" this morning, also having on
board a prize crew, has likewise been
released. The Holsatia was last- report
ed at Barry, July 5, for Port Said.
The Formosa sailed to-day, to con
tinue her voyage eastward.
In accordance with instructions from
Berlin all German steamers bound east
are furnished by the Russian consul
here with a free pass for the Red sea,
in case they should meet Russian war
FORMAL PROTEST ENTERED.
Washington, July 27. The state de
partment has finally received a formal
protest against the action of the Rus
sian navy in seizing American goods,
and as the result of ,a preliminary
study of the la"W and precedents on
the question, it is prepared to act
energetically and promptly. This pro
test relates to the seizure of an Amer
ican cargo on board the Hamburg
American seamer Arabia, bound from
Portland o Hong Kong, China. J. H.
Mitchell, an attorney of Portland,
stated that he l'epresented the Port
land Mills Co. which shipped on t
Arabia for Hona Kong 99,000 sack:
flour valued at $100,000. He declared
that the flour was in no way contra
band for it was not destined for Ja
pan and it was part of the normal
trade of the company and was not a
war order. Mr Mitchell requested the
state department to take the necessary
steps to secure indemnity for the own
ers of the flour and also to prevent at
tacks on nautral trade in the Red sea
or elsewhe5. The department offlc
ials positively decline to say what
steps will be taken.
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CONDITION AT PORT ARTHUR
Llaoyang, July 27 A Russian cor
respondent of the Associated Press
who has just arrived here aftor two
months' stay at Port Arthur gives
an important and interesting narra
tive of the situation at the beleaguer
ed fortress when he left there July
which shows that the Japanese opera
tions till then had not advanced so
far 'as supposed Several Russian
successes are chronicled, but the re
port of a Japanese reverse, with the
loss of 30,000 men, is definitely dis
posed of, not being even mentioned
by the correspondent, who says:
"When I put to sea in a junk the
land position on the Russian right
flank, surounding Green and Sema
phore hilfs, which the Russians had
lost, had been recaptured by assault.
The heights of Huinsin, which the
Japanese defended desperately,
alone remained in their hands But
I am convinced that this position also
hag since been taken The very
morning of my departure, July 14,
the position was being bommbarded
by six-inch howitzers and shells were
falling repeatedly into the Jsgajioso
"To sum up, by the fighting of
July third, fourth and fifth
when evidently the Russian forces
were acting on the offensive, the Rus
sians regained on the land side the po
sitions they had held in front of the
fortress previous to the battle of Kin
chou. "The main force of the besiegers are,
on the average, at a distance of twenty
miles from the perimeter of the fort
ress on the Russian right, but the Jap
anese have approached to within twelve
miles on the Russian left. So far as
Inchentse station (fourteen miles from
Port Arthur) the railroad is working.
Over fourteen miles of Japanese, be
tween 40,000 and 50,000 men, are op
erating before Port Arthur. . The
troops maintain a constant exchange
pf skirmishing fire, but the field or
other guns are usually silent. Tne
Japanese apparently are conducting a
slow, engineering advance. Often in
the morning the Russians discover fresh
trenches. The Japanese are compelled
to abandon this work in the daytime
as the Russians regularly open fire on
them as soon as daylight discloses the
work. The activity of the Japanese
at sea is confined almost exclusively to
nocturnal raids on the part of the tor
pedo boat destroyers and torpedo
boats, and the sowing of mines and
the attacking of guard boaits. Sel
dom does a night pass without, firing
from the shore batteries. The at
tacks on the guard ships are easily
discovered by the Russian 'searchlights
and so soon as fire is opened on the
Japanese they make off. There are
also occasional cannonades by day,
when the proteced cruiser Novik and
the guard ships put to sea to reconnoitre."
Constantinople, July 27. The Rus
sian statement to the effect that ves
sels of the volunteer fleet hereafter
will not be permitted to operate for
war purposes is regarded in Turkish
official circles as settling the question
of their passage through the Darda
nelles. It is held that as tney will
only have the status of merchantmen
there is no reason to refuse them per
mission to traverse the straits as
The British cruiser Lancaster is
still off the entrance of the Dardanelles.
Tokio, July 27. The army of Gen
eral Oku, combined with what is
known as the Takushan forces, at
taeked Tatcheklao Sunday night and
on Monday captured all the important
topographical keys. The Ru-TSlan
forces consisted of five divisions. The
losses are- unknown
JAPS LOST 800.
Tokio, July 27. The Japanese casu
alties before Tatchekiao were 800.
KUROPATKIN CONFIRMS IT.
St Petersburg, July 27. A telegram
4f v nnrai Kuropatkin was received
RUSSIAN FLAG COMES DOWN.
Algiers July 27. Af ter a protracted
conference on board the Malacca be
tween the British and Russian consuls
and Captain Schwartz, commander of
the prize crew, it was announced that
the Russian flag would be replaced by
ithe British at 6 o'clock this evening.
The order to surrender the Malacca
was a complete surprise to Captain
Schwartz, who had orders to take her
to Libau. . ,
SHOWED NO COLORS.
Perim, Red Sea, July 27. Two Rus
sian vessels supposed to be the volun
teer fleet steamers. St Petersburg, and
-Smolensk, passed here this morning
for Jibutil. They showed no colors.
PRIZE. CREW Orf BOARD.
Algiers. July 27. The Peninsular
& Oriental Steamship Co's steamer
Malacca, which was seized in the Red
sea July 10 by the Russian volunteer
fleet steamer St Petersburg, has ar
rived here with a prize ere Won board.
AND STILL ANOTHER.
Island of Perim, Straits o Bab-El-Mandeb,
July 27. The British steam
er City of Agra (last reported at Liv
erpool for Kurrachee) passed here to
day and signalled that she had been
delayed by a Russian warship in the
MAN WITH A FIT
Frightened Girl to Death
Terrorized Hen in Saloon
and ChoKed Motorman.
Philadelphia, July 27. Seized with a
fit, Joseph Heiser went on a rampage
through Andalousia, on the Bristol
pike. He frightened a little girl to
death, terrorized the barroom of the
Red Lion Inn, smashed furniture at
his home, and ended by throttling a
motorman on a passing trolley car,
who finally succeeded in overpowering
Heiser and turning him over to the
Six-year-old Marian Rankin was the
victim of Heiser's dementia. The
child had always stood in terror of
Heiser, and she fled in fright to her
mother whenever she saw him. When
he, Waving his arms in the air and
screaming at the top of his voice, ran
toward her in front of the Rankin
home, the little girl started to escape
from him, but before she had gone a
dozen feet she was overcome with ter
ror and fell unconscious in the road
way. She died a few moments after-wards.
Many Guests Present at Notification
! Meeting To-Day.
Oyster Bay, L. I., July 27. At the
conclusion of President Roosevelt's ad
dress accepting the nomination for
president of the United States to-day
an informal reception was held at
which the following ' were present:1
Family and house guests:
The president and Mrs Roosevelt.
Miss Alice Lee Roosevelt.
Master Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
Master Kermit Roosevelt.
Miss Ethel Roosevelt
Masters Archibald and Quentin
Mrs W. S. Cowles.
Mrs W. Emlen Roosevelt.
Misses Christene and Margaret
Masters George. John ( and Philip
Mrs J. Wesit Roosevelt.
Miss Lorraine Roosevelt.
Master Oliver Roosevelt.
Senator John Kean.
Mr and Mrs E. Reeve Merritt.
C. Grant La Farge.
Among the invited guests were:
George B. Cortelyou.
B. B. Odell. jr.
T. C. Piatt.
Cornelius N. Bliss.
Frank S. Black.
Assistant Secretary Barnes
Stenographer M. C. Latta.
Edward Lauterbach. - .
Jacob H. Schiff. '
Eugene A. Pbilbin . .mm
William Barnes, Jr.
"Supervisor Jones, Oyster Bay.
Supervisor Willets, Oyster Bay.
James L. Long, clerk of Oyster Bay.
TROOPS TO STUDY UP.
Manasses Trip Calls for Familiarly
With Drill Regulations.
Adjutant-General Cole has issued an
order which gives a .communication
received from H. O.'Heistand, colonel
and assistant adjutant-general at the
headquarters of the Atlantic division.
The communication states that the
commanding general of the division
desires to invite the attention of com
manding officers of all the troops ex
pecting to take part in the maneuvers
near Manassas, Va, September 4 to 10,
to the great importance of a thorough
knowledge of the duties of advance
and rear guards, outposts, reconnais
sance work, and to the formations tot
attack and defense. These formations,
and discussions thereon, may be
found in the authorized Security and
Information, Wagner, and in the In
fantry Drill Regulations, U. S. army.
The communication states that it is
of the greatest importance that all of
ficers and non-commissioned officers
should be instructed in the ground
work, formations and principles, in
order that they may, when the occasion
arises, know how to take or vary from
the normal order of things. Outposts,
advance and rear guards, for the for
mations, etc, cannot be made the sub
ject of hard and fast drill rules; that
in almost every instance the regular
normal formations will in part have
to be changed and varied to accom
plish the results. No one is so well
quolifted to make proper modifications
as the officer or non-commissioned of
ficer who is a thorough master of tne
normal order of formations, and the
rules governing each.
J. S. WHEELER IN
A CRITICAL CONDITION
Winsted, July 27. The condition of
J. S. Wheeler of Waterbury, who is at
the Litchfield county hospital suffer
ing from a wounded skull as a result
of falling down the cellar stairs of his
summer home at Colbrook, is alarming.
Yesterday it was thought he would re
cover, but to-day his heart has failed
him and he is in a critical condition.
TENNIS AT LONGWOOD.
Longwood, Mass, July 27. The
first round in the contest for the
eastern doubles championship in ten
nis was begun on the Longwood
courts to-day and attracted many
spectators. The first match schedul
ed was that between Ward - and
Wright and H. H. Whitman and
Prentice. In the singles the match
between Clothier and Lyon promised
to be the feature on the day's pro
gram, o"iitiaas were evceilent.
Scovill Shop Men
Who Played Ball
Detectives Dodds and Ken
naugh Serve Notices
Employes o f Factory
Were Thrown Into Con
sternation This Morning.
Consternation was produced among
the employes of the buffing and butt
departments of the Scovill Manufac
turing concern this morning when
Lieutenant Dodds iand Detective Ken
naugh appeared among them and
served notices upon about 40 of them
to appear in court to-morrow morning
to answer to charges of trespassing
upon forbidden grounds. This is an
aftermath of the riot which occurred
on the Long Hill baseball grounds on
last Saturday, when the employes of
the above departments of Scovill's fac
tory were having a ball game.
When Mark Warner wiho owns the
ball grounds where the brawl occurred,
read about the fight, his indignation
knew no bounds. He has been op
posed to ball playing on his lots for
some time and has often forbidden
teams to play tthere. He was dis
pleased because the men bad played
there and his displeasure changed to
wrath as he read the accounts of the
terrible fight, of the stabbing, of cob
bles being hurled anr? bats thrown Tf-
is said that he consulted with Prose
cuting Attorney Meigs, with the result
that 40 employes of Scovill's factory
have been notified to appear fn court
to-morrow. This is not the first timo
hat Mr Warner has complained about
boys and young men playing ball on
his grounds, but it is the first time
mat any decisive action fias been ta
ken. The cases of the four men who have
been arrested, for breach of the peace
in connection with the riot will isn
be tried to-morrow. The police are
determined apparently to punish the
parties who were concerned in the
FIVE ARE DEAD.
Stroke of Lightning' Killed
and Terribly Burned Peo
ple at Seated Table.
Hazleton, pa, July 27 Five persons
were killed near here late last during
a severe electrical storm, At Oneida
three foreign speaking miners and a
boy were killed, by a bolt of lightning
while sitting at a table. All four
were terribly burned and their cloth
ing almost completely torn from their
At Quakake Valley lightning struck
the home of Miley Hinkie, instantly
killing Mrs Hinkie and seriously in
juring her daughter. i '
ON PARKER TO-DAY
Esopus, July 27. Very important
from a political standpoint was the ar
rival here to-day of Charles F. Mur
phy, the Tammany leader; Judge Mor
gan J. O'Brien, Senator Victor J.
Dowling of New York and Thomas F.
Conway of Plattsburg. They came un
Wi'eOli Spur JnnralioTO,
BRISTOL, Va., July 27. Several per
sons are reported killed in a disastrous
freight wreck on the Southern railway
near Jonesboro, Tenn. The track has
been, blocked many hours. One car
Jumped through a house near the track
and injured the occupants.
Honor For Tass'sn.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 27 At
a public reception in Tomlinson hall
Tuesday night, Aug. 2, Thomas Tag
gart will be congratulated, upon his
election to the office of national chair
man of the Democratic party.
Thomas Morrison Replaces ScliTtan,
NEW YORK, July 27. The directors
of the United States Steel corporation
at a meeting held here declared the
regular quarterly dividend of 1 per
cent and elected Thomas Morrison a
director in place of Charles M. Schwab,
resigned. No other business was trans
New York Markets.
WHEAT Quiet, but firm; contract
grade, July, 8787ic.
CORN Dull, but steadily held; July, 52
OATS Quiet, but steady; No. 2 white,
natural, 46V4C. ; do., clipped. 48e.
TALLOW Firm, but quiet; city prime,
In tierces, 4c. ; country, in barrels, 4Vfcc. ;
do., dark, 4c; cakes, 5c.
COTTON Ten points lower; middling
LIVE POULTRY Steady and in fair
demand; fowls. 14c; old roosters, 9c;
spring chickens, 13gl0c. ; ducks, old, 11
lie; do., young, 12(&13c.
DRESSED POULTRY Steady and in
fair demand; fowls, choice fresh killed,
14c; do., fair to good, 1313ysc. ; old
roosters, 9c. ; nearby broilers, choice, 24
26c; do., fair to good, I$22. ; western
da., choice, 2022c; do., fair to good, 17
BUTTER Creamery, extras, per pound,
17V417c; firsts. 18g17e. ; seconds, 14
15c; thirds, 13Q14c. ;' state, dairy, tuba,
extras, 17c. ; firsts, 1516c. ; seconds, 14(3
Uc; thirds. 1213c
CHEESE State, full cream, colored,
small, fancy, 8c; fair to good. 77c. ;
white, small, fancy, 7c. ; fair to good,
7M.7c; small, poor. h,5c. ; colored,
2IZZ fancy. 71,4' : t" erood, 7(?t74c.;
Forecast for Connecticut: Scatter
ed showers and thunderstorms in the
north: fair in the south to-night and
Thursday; warmer in the northeast
to-night; lijKht southwest winds.
LARD ON FIRE.
Commotion in the Chicago
StocK Yards Caused by
a Lively Blaze.
Chicago, July 27. Fire broke out
among the packing houses in the stock
yards to-day in the lard refinery of
Swift & Co, and soon gained such
headway that every available fixe en
gine in the stock yards district Was
called out. Rumors of Incendiarism
were rife. Examination, however,
showed the cause of the blaze to have
been an overheated dynamo. The
building, 150 by 250 feet and three
stories' high, was filled with tierces of
lard, many of which exploded, spread
ing the burning, grease in every direc
tion. Louis P. Swift was on the
ground and directed the firemen in
their attempts to reach the blaze.
The firemen were hampered by num
bers of cattle and sheep which were
being driven along Exchange avenue,
the main thoroughfare of the stock
The flameg threatened a number of
buildings near by, but the firemen
managed to keep the flames from
Thousands of strikers attempted to
get near the burning building, but as
soon as tne police arrived ropes were
spread, blocking the street for three
squares away. No crowds were al
lowed to pass through streets near the
buildings. The top story of the build
ing was wood and burned like tinder.
The contents of the building were said
to be, valued at $400,000.
THE BOY LIED.
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Told Officers Pitiful Tale His Father
Told Different One.
Nicholas Fishcatt. a boy of 10 years
of age, from New York, was found
weepinsr and wailingr at the Naueratuck
station last night by Officer Stevens,
to whom he told la very strange story.
He said that his mother died about a
week ago and that on the day follow
ing he was kidnapped by a man, who
brought him to Waterbury on the
train. The man left him sitting in
the waiting room of the Naugatuek
station, stating that he would be back
in a few minutes, but he didn't re
appear. Since then the boy has been
wandering about the streets begging
for food and sleeping in barns and
wagons and other places. This is the
story he told tht officer and also to
Captain Bannon. when he was brought
to the police station. The boy was
turned over to Superintendent Combel-
lack of the Boys' club. Mr Combel-
lacfc sent a telegram to the boy's fath
er in Brooklyn, N. Y., and the latter
came here to-day. He told a story far
different from that of the boy. After
the death of Mrs Fishcatt, the boy's
aunt, who lives in this city, agreed to
take care of the boy and brought him
to her home In this city last Thursday.
He has been living with her since that
time, bitt T& aflTHW "fM mtematf so
well as New York and has been stay
ing away from his new home. The
father decided to take the boy back to
New York. ,
LIBERALS GAIN SEAT.
Won a Victory in the Bye Election
London, July . 27. The liberals
gained another seat at Owestry
(West Shropshire) in the bye-election
yesterday necessitated by the succes
sion of the Honorable George Orms-by-Gore,
conservative, son of Lord
Harlech, to the peerage. The fight
mainly was on the tariff question.
The result was as follows:
A. H. Bright, liberal, 4,542.
W. C. Bridgman, conservative, 4,
157. Liberal majority 385.
At the last election Mr Ormsby
Gore defeated Mr Bright by 1,088
votes. Consequently the liberal gain
in this constituency is 1,473 votes
NO BREAK TO-DAY.
Arm all is Quiet at Fall River Among
Fall River, Mass, July 27. "All
quiet," was the report from every
cotton mill in this city to-day, and
the same was true of conditions
throughout the city. Not a single
break had been reported in the ranks
of the striking operatives, and no ef
fort was made to open any of the
mills this morning. The police en
countered no disturbances during the
ABNER M'KINLEY'S WILL.
Somerset, Pa, July 27. The will of
Abner McKlnley, brother of the late
president, has been probated here.
The instrument does not indicate the
value of the estate, but the bulk of
it is bequeathed to his widow and his
daughter, Mrs Mabel McKinley Baer.
An expenditure of $5,000 is ordered
for a suitable monument in the fam
ily burial plot at Canton, Ohio.
JEALOUSY THE CAUSE.
Pueblo, Colo, July 27. Mrs J. J.
Afttey was almost instantly killed by
a bullet from a revolver in the hand
of her lover, John Anderson, who im
mediately afterward shot himself
through the heart, expiring within a
few moments. Jealousy appears to
have been the cause. Neither -party
has any relatives in the city.
ARRESTED ON SUSPICION.
New York, July 27. William Cole
man, who is said by the police to have
served a term in Sing Sing, has been
arrested here on suspicion of being the
man who stole $60,000 worth of jewel
ry from Mrs Clark, daughter-in-law
of Mrs Henry Codman Potter, at Coop
erstown, N. Y., about four weeks aso.
NON-UNION TEAMSTERS 1
CONFINED TO ONE STREET
Chief of Police O'Neill ThinKs It Will be Easier to
Quell Disturbances Wagons Sent Out Loaded To-
Day The Vehicles Were Disguised in New Coat of!
Paint and With High Sideboards Forewoman HoM
bed by Girls This Horning.
Chicago, July 27. To minimize the
danger of rioting, should the packing
companies attempt to deliver meat to
local customers with non-union -teamsters,
Chief -of -Police O'Neill has given
instructions that hauling shall be done
on Halsted street. The chief declares
that all teamsters .will be protected
from violence, but to make this possi
ble the hauling must be confined to
one street, which will be strongly pa
trolled. The order calling out the packing
house teamsters affects many other
drivers as well. Those employed on
market and grocery delivery wagons,
trucks, tallow and bone wagons, bak
ery, ice and express wagons are pro
hibited from handling any goods for
packing plants. While it Is said to be
the intention of the packers to ship
practically all the meat to outside
points by rail and make no effort to
take care of the by-products, the strik
ers expect to cause them much incon
venience by shutting off supplies of all
kinds as far as possible.
Nine wagons loaded with meat were
sent out to-day from the Schwarschild
& Culzberger plant at the stockyards.
The wagons had been repainted, the
lettering removed, high sides placed on
them and covered with tarpaulin as a
disguise. They were escorted from
the yards by a dozen policemen, who
were relieved by another detail to
guard them on their way to the north
side of the city.
Fire, tumult and picketing con
tributed to stirring scenes at the stock
yards to-day. While the packers were
slaughtering stock as much as possi
ble under the circumstances. Amid all
the warlike demonstrations were re
ports of plans for another peace con
ference between the packers and the
striking butchers. Members of the
state board of arbitration appeared in
ttle office of President Donnelly to-day
and held a conference with the labor
leaders. The strike situation was gone
over thoroughly and the arbitrators
then left the office to seek a conference
with the packing Interests.
Kitty English, forewoman in the sew
ing department of Swift & Co's plant,
was mobbed by girl sympathizers to
day. They beat her with their fists,
tore her clothes and finally slashed her
face with a knife. No arrests were
made, . ? , ,
une stock yara teamsters-jomea tne
packing employes to-day. Seven hun
dred of the drivers for the packing
company refused to. go to work and
ordered the workmen of every other
department to make no delivery to
the stock yards.
AT WORK LN BOSTON.
Boston, July 27. All the market
teamsters of this city, who number
about 000, reported for work as usual
to-day, no strike order having been
received by the local union from Chi
cago. The teamsters Include about
75 who do the carting for the large
packing companies and who are non
unionists. The produce teamsters,
however, number about 525, almost
all of them members of local market
men's union. No 631.
DRUM CORPS WILL
The best drum corps in the state will
compete for the prizes at the nine
teenth annual con-wention of the Con
necticut Fifers' and Drummers' asso
ciation which will be held at the Driv
ing pt'Tk on Saturday afternoon and
at Jacques auditorium on Saturday
night, under the auspices of the Sacred
Heart drum corps. The prizes wiich
will be awarded to the winning corps
are beautiful and can be seen in the
window of F. P. Becton & Go's Jewelry
store. Many drum corps from all
parts of the state will take part in the
big parade which will be held during
the noon hour. After the parade,
which will be reviewed by the city of
ficials, the corps will board trolley
tars for the park, where the prize con
tests, ball games and dancing will be
SHOUTED TOO LOUD
David Albert, a peddler of vegeta
bles, was arrested in the south end this
morning by Officer Donahue because
he was shouting his wares in the
street and thus violating a city ordi
nance and also making himself a nui
sance to the residence in the south
end. Peddlers of all kinds used to
have the habit of exercising their
lungs every day by yelling out their
goods in the street and shouting at the
top of their voices. But after several
arrests had been made and heavynines
were inflicted the yelling by peddlers
practically stopped. But lately one or
two peddlers have tried to revive the
odious habit, but the police are deter
mined to stop it.
Rockland, Me, July 27. All condi
tions were favorable to-day for begin
ning the work upon the Eastern
Steamship Co's steamer City of Rock
land, which yesterday struck a ledge
in Penobscot bay and sank. The
steamship company up to 8:30 o'clock
this morning had received no ""word as
to whether the tugs and lighters
started from Portsmouth, N. H., yes
terday, had arrived, but they were
due early this morning. At iast re
ports the steamer was resting in the
same position into which she fell af
ter striking the rock.
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ANOTHER BIG DOG
Hade a Terrier See Stars, andBU It.
A vicious brindle "bulldog create&j
considerable commotion at the corner!
of irrand and South Main, street yes
teraay atternoon, and before it wa
got under control it had almost kilje
a handsome terrier belonging to Josep
Thebo. In the seiiffi Mr Thhn
badly bitten on the rizht thumb &tt
will have a sore hand for some time
-me pugnacious brute caught the
Tier bv the hindauartant nl Vmm
despite kicks arid cuffs from hnlf
dozen bystanders-until .finally some fel
low caught It by the throat and shu
off its winrt Then h nwnor- nipio
it up in his arms and carried it awayi
uerore air xneno could And out wb
tne man was. A man may have a rig;
to aeen a ncrntinir doe on his ow
property, but it is a Question if h i
wirmn tne law in allowing it to run &i
will about the public streets. Befon
the fighter caught a good hold it cam
dangerously near catching a youngste
by the leg, and if it had the chance;
are tnat it would nave been as big
job to make it unloose Its erin as
was to shake it away from Mr Thebo
pet. threat sympatny was expres
for the under dog and it was a g
thine for the bier bmte that nrx
about the place could nave got hold
a stout stick else its career wo
have -been brought to a close in sh
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LELAND GIVES UP BULLET
Han Who Was Shot in Exchange!
Place is Better
Thomas W. Leland, who was shot..
wiille crossing iiix change place on t
Fourth of July, and who has been u,i
der a physician's care ever since, w
around to-day showing the bul
which almost ended his life. It wa
removed from his back this afternoon.
The bullet had passed through the Iu
and was easily taken from the pi
where it had worked to in the ba
While Mr Leland was In the. ft
stages of his Illness from tne effect
of the bullet it was impossible to pro
for it. as serious results might tak
place. The bullet as it looks at pres-f
ent might have been shot against a
stone wall, so battered in appearance
does it look.
A son was born to Mr and Mrs Cur-j
tiss Bowen of Highland avenue last'
The Berbecker & RowlandMai-.tfRC-,
turing Co filed yesterday in the srtUH
secretary's office a certificate shov.Ing'
an increase of capital from $25,000 W
Mrs F. Chappelle and daughters
Rose, left to-day for Canada Jo attend!
the golden wedding of Mrs""lhappelJ
le's. parents. After a month's -stay in
Canada they will return by way o
St Louis and visit the fair.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
in the postoffice: John Dyer David
Choriscisi, Minnie Foley, Mrs"W. F.j
Hayes, Charles E. Jngalls, Mis
Claudia Merlin, Miss Myra Morton
Wilbur Moore, Miss May KwMulIeri
Miss Pauline Noresbrip.
Attorney John O'Neill has filed d
inrlormioTvt- .llAn S'nin&f thft d marker Hsrhfjai
J - g- - 3 ;
of Mary E. Wright Smith of Bridge
port.. The lien is against the proper-
ty of the Hate Eli C. Smith and Is for
$4,045.58. The Judgment was gran
ed in the May term of the superfon
court held in Waterbury.
The funeral , of Albert BroufllettHH
who died Sunday at his residence onj
Baldwin street, took place yesterdayt
at 8:30 o'clock to St Ann's church, witMf
funeral service by the Rev Fatherl 1
Senesac. Interment was in alvary
cemetery. The hearers were Louis
William, Alphonse and George Nor-jL ' ,
mand, Alberic Verrier and Adelard La-'
Frank J. Finn, John I. Mates and:
Edward I. McAlenney will be exani-j
ined before the board of KmmiaMonsS
ers of public safety Thursday night I
to determine whether or not they are
qualified to be promoted from caBmen
to act as permanent firemen. Wil-'
Ham J. Nichols, an applicant for ap-
pointment to the call force, will bj
examined at the same meeting.
The Terrible Nine Juniors, added fi
another victory to their long string Pfl
defeating the Twilights of lower Cher-
ly street to-day. In the last of then
eighth inning the Twdlighte left thffl
field, claiming) that there was no um-j
pire, while there were two persons; j
willing to do th dtvty. The Twilights- j
were ahead right along, but when
they saw they were being defeated
they thought discretion the better part 1
of valor so they beat a hasty retreat
Score 9 to 0.
Miss Catherine Isabel! Buckley,
daughter of Mra R. M. Buckley of Amm
sonia, and John F. Berger were marv
ried yesterday. The groom is the welfa
known druggist and the bride a popu-f
lnr and accomplished young woman o
Ansonia. Rev Father Synnott per I
formed the ceremony, a large numbel
of friends and acquaintances of th(yjL
principals .being present to witness tin
Interesting even'. The bride wajSH
becomingly attired in amber ' Mffoajfc '.9
and carried a pearl rosary. vaa S
attended by her cousin. Miss III. :alietli
Agnes Walsh of Waterbury, who wore
a gown of Nile green chiffon and car
ried a bouquetaf sweet peas. Thli
best man wag James W. Devtae.
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